***End Mr. Poet Mom's commentary****
The plates were hand painted on Austrian made china by my Aunt Alice's first cousin Catherine in the early 1920s. The cod, as everyone knows, played a significant role in developing and sustaining the American economy when it was just starting out. It greatly impacted the fishing, trading, boat building, and
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Yesterday, I was at my mother-in-law's house clearing away some items when she came across this fish plate. Odd, isn't it? The set includes at least 10 smaller dinner plates and maybe a serving dish or two.
At first I thought I'd post the pictures on EBay. But my husband has since fallen in love with them. *sigh* He wants to display them in the house. *big sigh*
***The following is from Mr. Poet Mom.***
No one in the family thinks that's a cod. In fact, anatomically we're not sure what kind of fish it is. But I guess we're keeping the set. I'm all for honoring tradition, but really, where am I going to display a fish plate?